Pulses i.e. beans, peas, lentils or chickpeas are linked to an incredible benefit according to a new research. This research has claimed that pulses can help solve a health issue which is a serious concern for many.
According to the analysis of this research, eating one serving of any of the pulses can help the dieters lose a bit of extra weight.
According to the experiment conducted in research, participants who ate about three quarters of a cup of pulses everyday lost about three quarters of a pound more than those who did not eat pulses.
Presiding author of the study, Dr. Russell de Souza states that pulses are an important sustainable protein source, and also they are higher in fiber.
“Legumes also have a low ‘glycemic index,’ which means the carbohydrates in them do not raise blood sugars as rapidly as things like white bread or white flour,” said de Souza, a researcher with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
Previous studies have found that eating foods high in fiber and protein and low in the glycemic index promote weight loss, but the specific role of pulses hasn’t been clear, de Souza and his coauthors write in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Not only this but the fiber in pulses also help lowers the LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood.